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WTO/GATT Research: U.S. legislative history

This guide presents the essential sources for researching the former GATT and the current system under the Uruguay Round agreements and the World Trade Organization. NOTE: Main tabs list general sources that might not be repeated in the dropdown tabs.

U.S. legislative history

By signing the Uruguay Round Final Act, signatories agreed to submit the package of agreements "to their respective competent authorities with a view to seeking approval of the Agreement in accordance with their procedures." 

The U.S. did not ratify the Uruguay Round agreements as treaties, but instead implemented them through legislation and administrative action. For official U.S. sources of the Uruguay Agreements as implemented, see Citing official U.S. sources.